Application of discrete mathematics and statistics techniques | ITCO341


Assignment Objectives

Apply critical thinking to various IT scenarios using discrete mathematics and statistics techniques.

Explain why statistics and probability are important elements in IT.

Use statistical methods to analyze, evaluate, and recommend performance improvements for systems.

Utilize various discrete mathematics, probability, and statistical models to analyze data, present information, and draw inferences.

Assignment Description

This data set is a sample of Web server statistics for a computer science department. It contains the following 11 sections of data:

  1. Total      successful requests
  2. Average      successful requests per day
  3. Total      successful requests for pages
  4. Average      successful requests for pages per day
  5. Total failed      requests
  6. Total      redirected requests
  7. Number of      distinct files requested
  8. Number of      distinct hosts served
  9. Corrupt      logfile lines
  10. Total data      transferred
  11. Average data      transferred per day

Write an essay of 2–3 pages that contains the following:

  • A complete      overview of the data, identifying anomalies in different weeks, and the      weeks that the data are not regular.
  • Choose 5      different sections of data, examine these sections, and provide the      specific selection process and criteria you used to select this data set.
  • Provide the      measures of tendency and dispersion for each of the 5 different sections      of data you selected.
  • Provide 1      chart or graph for each of the 5 processed sections. This may be a pie or      bar chart or a histogram.
    • Label the       chart or graph clearly.
    • Explain why       the graph you provided gave a good visual representation of the data.
    • Based on       your explanation above, identify some specific advantages why, in       general, charts and graphs are important in conveying information in a       visual format.
  • Determine      the standard deviation and variation for each of the 5 selected sections      of data, and explain their importance in statistical analysis of a data      set.
  • Based on the      tasks you performed in this project, research how statistics are used in      information technology (IT), and provide references for your research

Your essay should include proper citation in APA formatting, both in-text, and in reference pages. Include a title page and use 12-point Times New Roman double-spaced font throughout the text.

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